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UP TO 70% OF HEALTHCARE-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS CAN BE PREVENTED

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Philadelphia: according to experts, if best practices in infection control were applied at all US hospitals, reducing the number of cases of the most common severe infections  could spare ten of thousands of lives and billions of dollars annually.


How?
«Examples of current prevention strategies include clinician education, hand hygiene, maximum sterile barrier precautions during catheter insertion, chlorhexidine disinfection of catheter and surgical sites, prompt removal of unnecessary catheters, good blood sugar control in the surgical setting, and appropriate use of antibiotics»

Read more: Penn Medicine

 

 

 

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